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I think Jimmy has some fat bomb recipes in his book, too.  The only problem I have is that many of them I've seen contain a sweetener of some kind -- which I just think we are better off without.

 

I haven't personally made them, but if you remember -- I did go through a stage where I mixed up a bunch of fatty stuff and ate that at night as my treat, dessert, snack, whatever you want to call it.  I don't want to go back there... Lol.  But I think I was basically making (an unsweetened) fat bomb in a bowl, and dipping pork rinds in it.   :rolleyes:

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I was looking at some of the recipes thinking that I could just leave the sweetner out.  I don't think I want to get into the habit of having them for a "dessert".  I often wonder if I am getting enough fat...  well, more of how to get more.  I thought that I could just have one with each meal just to up the fat content a bit.  Just wanted to get a bit an idea of what others think :)

 

Brewer - I do remember :)  and I was in the habit of having a banana with sunbutter and raisins in the evening - because it was "compliant"!  

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Karen - this is my favorite recipe for fat bombs.  I use coconut oil instead of the butter now and I add in toasted coconut, toasted nuts and cocoa nibs.  I think they taste great without sweetener and I usually skip the ganache.  I always have a supply of these in the freezer for emergencies :)

 

http://wifezillasway.blogspot.com/2012/01/abi-faes-fat-bombs.html

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Hi Karen - good work getting your steps in!

Funny how this goal motivates us to do things we wouldn't do otherwise, right? I like it! I've been trying to get some extra steps in, too, bc I know there will likely be days ahead where it will be harder to make the goal.

I've heard the ads on Livin La Vida Low Carb for fat bombs. And there are recipes for homemade ones. It seems like we can get enough fat with meals, but maybe they'd be an idea for use on a road trip? Or perhaps for those who work shifts & can't always time their meals properly? Idk. I don't think I have a need for them right now. Do you?

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I've heard the ads on Livin La Vida Low Carb for fat bombs. And there are recipes for homemade ones. It seems like we can get enough fat with meals, but maybe they'd be an idea for use on a road trip? Or perhaps for those who work shifts & can't always time their meals properly? Idk. I don't think I have a need for them right now. Do you?

 

Honestly, according to my numbers and seeing some weight loss, I don't think that I "need" them, just wondering if boosting my fat a bit more would help bring my numbers a little bit higher and give me a little more energy.  Its all about tweaking :)

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Up early this morning to make lunch and dinner for DD before she left for school.  I had a staff meeting this morning, then out to run some errands.  It is cold outside, with a very cold wind....  I did find myself parking close to the stores I stopped at, and at least twice I changed my parking spot further away from the door :)  Anything for a couple extra steps!  While I was out, I was very hungry, so stopped at Chipotle for a quick lunch.

 

Once home this afternoon I cooked up some chicken and some brats, then asparagus and broccoli.  In the midst of all this, I made a couple small batches of different flavors of fat bomb to keep in the freezer.  Now it is 5pm and I am tired and my hips are aching.  I am going to watch some Downton Abbey before going to bed.  I am not getting my steps in today, but there is always tomorrow :)

 

FBS:  88

M1:  2 eggs deviled, large dill pickle, 5 olives, cheddar cheese curds

 

BS:  86

M2:  chipotle:  carnita, grilled peppers and onions, sour cream, cheese, guac, lettuce

 

BS:  84

M3:  celery sticks, goat cheese, brat, fat bomb

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Continued parking as far away as I could today.  Also, at work, I would walk to the linen and supply areas as far away as possible to get things for my patients (instead of going to the closer ones).  I also volunteered to walk out all our patients that were going home.  Even after all that, I still didn't get all my steps in for the day.

 

I was hungry today.  I ate m1 as soon as I got to work, and was hungry again by noon.  Then, since I ate m2 that early, I was hungry again by 5.  Despite eating at 530, I am sitting here typing this and thinking I really could eat some "fish and broccoli" right now.  However, I am not so hungry that it will keep me awake, so I am going to ignore it.  I have really been trying to not eat late at night.  

 

Tonight, as I was leaving work, I realized that I wa 3000 steps short of my daily goal.  I thought about going home, even though I had packed to go to the gym.  I was tired.  I have been feeling tired and achy all day.  I realized that when I first started keto, this happened.  I didn't think I had "gone off the wagon" that much during vacation, but my body is certainly reacting to something...  ?carb flu?  Anyway, as I was changing out of my scrubs at work, I realized that I really needed to take a shower tonight or tomorrow (hat head from the OR hat that I wore most of the day).  Here is what is really sad....  I started thinking about how cool I keep my house, and how hard it is to get super hot water in my shower, and thought maybe I would just go to the gym to shower (something I do a lot in the winter!).  Fortunately, once I walked into the gym, I figured that I might as well try to at least make my step goal for the day.  Well, I felt so good on that treadmill (with Chris Tomlin Burning Lights Tour on the iPad) that I added 4000 more steps!  When I got home and was heading to bed, I realized I was at 15990...  That wouldn't do - I made an extra circuit around the house to get over 16000!

 

BSs - Honestly, I can't remember right now what they were today, but they were all 85-89 range....

 

M1:  2 eggs deviled, few slices salami, dill pickle, broccoli slaw

M2:  chicken breast tenders with parmesan crust, guac, asparagus, fat bomb

M3:  hamburger patty, salad (lettuce, olives, blue cheese dressing)

 

Now - off to bed I go :)

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Karen -- that's great!  You need to go to the gym "to shower" more often.  ;)  

 

I've been thinking to myself that this goal would be pretty much impossible right now, without my treadmill.   My husband and I did get what felt like a "big" walk around the neighborhood this morning, with Rocket, but when we got back -- I still had under 7000 steps.   :blink:

 

Re: carb flu.... could be.  Also getting all of that vacation stuff out of your system.  It seems like I remember this happening to you before?  Like a bit of detox or something.  Anyway -- I have been reminding myself that with our increased activity, we will also have increased hunger... and I am really trying to listen to that.  I don't want it to catch up with me and have my energy levels plummet, or my mood get nasty.

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Karen -- that's great!  You need to go to the gym "to shower" more often.   ;)

 

Terry Crews has a good perspective on this.  From his recent AMA on Reddit:

TREAT THE GYM LIKE A SPA.

Yes. It has to feel good. I tell people this a lot - go to the gym, and just sit there, and read a magazine, and then go home. And do this every day.

Go to the gym, don't even work out. Just GO. Because the habit of going to the gym is more important than the work out. Because it doesn't matter what you do. You can have fun - but as long as you're having fun, you continue to do it.

But what happens is you get a trainer, your whole body is sore, you can't feel your legs, and you're not coming back the next day - you might not come back for a year!

I worked my way up to 2 hours a day. I ENJOY my workouts. They are my peace, my joy - I get my whole head together! I value that time more than my shower! And it really gets me together. But it's a habit.

There are times when - I'm not even kidding - there are times when I"m in the middle of a work out, and actually woke up because i am so engrained with going to the gym and being there - it's that much of a habit to me. The first thing I do in the morning is work out - I lay out my workout clothes the night before, and just hop in 'em.

So lay out your clothes, and go to the gym, and relax.

HaAHAHAH!

But sooner or later, you WILL work out.

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Hi Karen,

 

Way to make your way to the gym and "get 'er done!" I love Chris Tomlin's music - my favorite of his is the world Version of "How Great is Our God." Gives me chills to hear the different languages. I've never seen him in concert nor watched a video of a concert. Cool idea.

 

It seems likely that you're experiencing some type of carb flu. Hopefully it will pass quickly. Also, based on yesterday's meal log, I'm just wondering whether you are eating enough? Not sure what type of portion sizes you eat., but it looks to me like you might not be taking in quite enough. Just thinking out loud...

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Kirkor - not sure I treat the gym like a spa - although I do enjoy the HOT showers :)  I have to admit that I see my hiking as "my peace and my joy" - I get to the point where I "NEED" to get out in the woods  :P

 

Sara - I saw that world version just a few weeks ago - absolutely amazing!  I was lucky enough to see CT in concert in 2013 - and Louie Giglio was the speaker - very powerful.  This is the DVD version of that concert.  It was life changing for me at the time and I just had to get it to listen to the "sermon" again....  the music of course is super amazing too :)

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So, this is a mid-day post.... I am sure I will post my meals before heading to bed tonight.

I had an early morning meeting today, followed by discussion with my manager. I managed to make it out to the woods for a short hike (3.5 miles). It was cold :) I felt good walking, and probably should have stayed out longer. My plan was to go from the woods to the library to get some work done, then to the gym and church this evening. Instead, I ended up coming home, having some lunch and now I feel like I need a nap....

I remember that I had a horrible lack of energy in November for a few weeks when I started keto. I am hopeful, however, that this will be much shorter-lived because, although a had "some" carbs while on vacation, I didn't really go overboard. I am just realizing that my body seems to be quite sensitive to them. Also, I have been able to keep up with the activity, even though I am feeling a bit tired - which I couldn't do in Nov.

Sara - I do struggle a bit with food amounts - and Brewer helps me keep an eye on things ;) . I have learned over the last couple of years to listen to my body, eating when I am hungry. I eat until I am satisfied and not stuffed. I don't starve myself because "its not time to eat" like I would when I was dieting. Some days I eat 2 meals, some days three, and on rare occasion I have 4 meals (although not so much since coming off night shift).

I have decided (HUGE revelation) that I don't like winter - or at least, I was enjoying winter in FL better than winter here in VA. My joints ache with the cold (and no, I am not going to blame it on food). With my budget, I have to keep the heat turned pretty low so tend to feel cold in the house too. I keep telling myself, only 8 more weeks..... and even though we had 70 degree weather up through december, I am ready for winter to be over :) I attached a picture of me hiking today.... even with the hat and scarf, it was cold!!!! (25 degrees!)

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Karen -- I love the pic! So happy that you're still getting out & moving, despite the cold. That's awesome. :)

I am usually in that "despise winter" group ... Self-diagnosed SAD ... But not so much this year! Although... I would rather be in Florida, too. I hear you!

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Reading what y'all write about the cold makes me glad that I live in Texas! It does get very cold periodically, but the cold does not last for weeks or months at a time. Years ago, we were in Germany for a family wedding at Christmas time and I pretty much stayed in the bed under a down comforter unless our presence was required elsewhere. Miserable!

 

Love your photo with the hat and scarf, Karen. :)

 

So a "short" hike for you is 3.5 miles? That's a long walk for me and my pup! lol

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The rest of my day went downhill....  in fact I can use some prayers if anyone out there is so inclined.

 

I had gotten a nap and was headed to the gym for a quick walk and shower.  Traffic was really bad - a lot of bailout from the interstate.  Then I got the phone call. DS was the cause of the traffic.  Less than a week with the new car and he was in another accident.  He is ok, but I found out at the scene of the accident that he had failed one of his classes last semester and as he was on academic probation, he was summarily suspended from school.  I don't know what I am most upset about.  We won't know about the car until the insurance guy sees it, but I am willing to be it is a total.....

 

Once I dropped him off at home, I headed for church.  I needed it.  My friend then went out to Panara for supper with DD and I.  I needed that to.  Right now I am emotionally drained and whenever I start to think about things, I start to cry.  Work is going to be a blast tomorrow.....

 

M1:  2 eggs deviled, dill pickle, broccoli slaw

M2:  brat, roasted broccoli with ghee

M3:  Pananra chicken cobb salad without dressing.  (have no idea what was on the chicken but even if there was sugar I hope it isn't too much)

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To be honest Brewer, I didn't even look at the pastries.  I didn't have any cravings.  I didn't even think about a sandwich.  There was a hunk of bread with the salad that I totally forgot they served....  and I didn't even eat a crumb of it.  I truly didn't want any of it.  Also, didn't even think about ice cream or anything like that.  I didn't even see it as an accomplishment until you said something :)  Thanks so much for that glimmer of light!

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So today was an ice cream kind of day.....

Not really, but the thought did briefly cross my mind (fleetingly) once or twice

 

A lot of ground covered by the insurance company.  The car is a total loss.  There is an injury claim placed by the other person that DS hit.  I can only pray that doesn't blow up into a law suit or something like that.  

 

I worked today.  Went to my managers office as soon as I walked in the door.  Told her what was going on.  I didn't sleep well last night and kept crying in the morning so felt that I needed to let her know what was going on.  She was very supportive.  I had frequent phone calls throughout the day from the insurance company.  In the midst of all that, my EX called me to say that we needed to talk to DD.  One of her school friends had messaged him on FB that DD was very depressed and they feared she was going to hurt herself (or worse).  I told him that I would talk to DD when she and I were both home this evening.  When I did get home from work I found out that he had gone to the school, pulled her out and basically started interrogating her in front of some of her classmates.  She was quite upset.  We talked and it seems like it is mostly things that were misconstrued, miscommunicated, and a bit of a need for drama from the friend.  DD is a happy-go-lucky kid with plans for her future and a caring heart.  We both love our long chats together.  She has been full of joy and fun over the last couple weeks she has been with me.  I just can't imagine she is depressed.  At the same time, I can't dismiss that what she told me isn't just a cover up and that she may be hurting....  But I am going to go with my mother's gut and believe her.

 

BS: 94

M1:  omelet (mushroom and green pepper) with butter and sour cream, bacon

 

BS: 86

M2:  brat, broccoli slaw, cheddar cheese, fat bomb

 

M3:  (home with DD), bacon, eggs, mushrooms and asparagus.

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So, no heat in the house and a 12 hour shift at work.  I was fortunate enough to find a heating guy who was willing to come out to the house with none home (I left basement access open for him) and deal with the dogs (surprisingly, it was my sweet poodle and not the cranky beagle who nipped at him - but he is a "dog guy" and knew she meant no harm).  Long story short, it cannot be repaired.  11-13000 to get it replaced.  *sigh*

 

I got home from work with 5900 steps on the fitbit.  I missed my goal yesterday - I couldn't miss it again today.  I turned on my recording of the Biggest Loser (sometimes the show motivates me, sometimes I think its a bit ridiculous - I mean, if I could live in a controlled environment without life stress, and work out 8 hours a day, I could lose a lot of weight too) and paced the living room.  I though of Brewer bringing her treadmill upstairs and was trying to figure out how I could get mine upstairs and where to put it.   Unfortunately, my living room is so small, it would take up over half of the room :)  So, I pace.   My hip is really hurting from all of the turns - but maybe that is a good thing.  In the end, I made my goal just as BL was finishing :)

 

FBS: 101  :wacko:

M1:  mushroom and green pepper omelet with cheese, butter and sour cream, 2 bacon strips, one sausage patty

 

BS:  84

M2:  salad with chicken breast tender, cucumber, radish, green onion, blue cheese dressing - 2 oz cheddar cheese, pumpkin fat bomb

 

M3:  cheeseburger patty, steamed cauliflower, 30 cents worth of butter (6 pats - can you believe they now charge 5 cents a pat at work? - and sour cream is 39 cents per tbsp?)

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